Thirty two years after an antique dealer left her shop in Wales and never returned, a mysterious message accusing someone of moving her remains has appeared
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A cryptic and chilling messages about an antique dealer who went missing in Wales 32 years ago has appeared on a bench.
The message, written on a plaque, accuses someone of moving the remains of Trevaline Evans, who has not been seen since 1990 and says “justice awaits” the perpetrators.
It follows last year’s discovery of a similar message on a plaque, also about the alleged removal of Evan’s remains. Both messages say the remains have been taken from Rhuddlan Golf Club.
The first message was found on a bench 30 miles from her hometown Llangollen in Wales, while the second plaque appeared on a Prestatyn hillside, fixed to a wooden bench at an abandoned 200-year-old miner’s cottage.
As reported on Wales Online, The inscription scrawled on the most recent plaque reads: “Justice awaits those responsible for the removal and disposal of Trevaline Evans (in this life or next) from Rhuddlan Golf Club on March 19, 2019 at noon. May the Lord have mercy upon their soul.”
Last year’s message read: “In memory of Trevaline Evans Vanished 6/16/1990. Found – Rhuddlan GC (Golf Club) 3/14/2019 Removed 3/19/2019 RIP”. That was later removed by Denbighshire County Council.
Evans, 52, left her shop in Church Street, Llangollen, on June 16, 1990, putting a note in the window saying “Back in 10 minutes”. Her last confirmed sighting of her was about two hours later near her home in Market Street.
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Her car was left near the shop and no money was ever taken from her account.
Her husband Richard was arrested at one stage but later released without charge. He died in 2015. At the time of her disappearance Mr Evans had been working at her bungalow in Rhuddlan where they planned to retire.
Three years ago, acting on information from brothers Andrew and Lee Sutton, North Wales Police dug up the bar at Rhuddlan Golf Club but nothing was found. The brothers’ complaint to the Independent Office for Police Conduct about the police handling of the search was referred back to the force and subsequently rejected.
They had bought a camera which, they claimed, showed human remains under the club’s floorboards but said the remains had been removed by the time police carried out their investigation.
Andrew, a former chief auditor for Flintshire County Council, now lives in Milton Keynes, and Lee, a carpenter, from Kinmel Bay, remain convinced about what they saw and are considering what steps to take next. But they deny having anything to do with the plaque on the bench or with a similar sign which was placed close to the Evans’ bungalow in Rhuddlan. That was subsequently removed.
Lee Sutton said he had been to see the bench after being told about it by a friend, but added: “It’s very strange. I don’t know who would do it and why they would choose to put it there.”
He said he had been told that shortly before Christmas a group of people held an all-night vigil alongside the bench. His brother Andrew is equally baffled.
Earlier this year, actress Emilia Fox was spotted in the town filming for a true crime documentary about the case. Best known for playing forensic pathologist Dr Nikki Alexander in the BBC’s Silent Witness, Emilia is facing a Channel 4 series looking at real-life cold cases.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.